Jul 18, 2011 2:00pm PDT
will have consumption and demand big enough to help continue, assuming the political environment is stable, not only into the country, but around it. i know you interviewed secretary kissinger on china. that is the number one fear. the number one fear is the stability, either inside or outside of china, will not be good. if the condition remains like it is today, not to mention there are a lot of flash points out there -- you heard the latest news about the china sea issues. there are a lot of issues going around. but assuming the leadership in china is able to manage all that and one would hope that they could and one would have high hopes that they would, this to growth will go on for two days to three decades. but the first statement you made in the show, i actually think that, as americans, i am always a positive thinker, as you know -- i think we're just going through relativity. we are relatively speaking not seeing what we have seen in the last 20 years are 25 years. going forward, there needs to be structural changes, reinventing ourselves, but you still -- china came from nothing.
Jul 29, 2011 7:30pm PDT
than ten minutes so i'm not quite sure. i'll give you the big thing. this evening by a vote of 218-210 the house of representatives approve a republican plan and that would raise the debt limit by $900 billion initially then another $1.6 trillion sometime in early 2011, but it is all linked to a balanced budget amendment which, of course, the senate says is doa on arrival. and, in fact, they voted and basically said it's doa and on arrival. in the senate a democrat plan will be voted on tomorrow and the republicans in a sense are saying they will vote tomorrow to say it's dead before it even gets here. you can see these adults are really getting along with each other. but the reality of the situation is we are no closer to a deal. in fact, arguably, we're farther from a deal. for the last six days, the stock market has gone down 500, 600 points, and monday if there's not a deal, we might see the market go into some sort of a panic. that's a real possibility because the bad news would flow from that would just be incredible. now, the big problem is that if this happens, the credit o
Jul 22, 2011 7:30pm PDT
to us. for someone who's been in isolation for years, maybe decades, it's a big deal. what i think is important, they got a senior official in the department of corrections to travel up and to meet with them, you know, as equals in a sense. >> sort of an unprecedented show of interracial and even inter-gang unity, right? >> well, this is quite striking. i've been in these facilities. they're quite divided in terms of the racial and ethnic groups and in terms of people in the gangs. to get inmates to come together on an action, a protest action not just at pelican bay but to see it spread to 13 other facilities, that's a show of strength and show of unit. perhaps folks in the department were a little bit nervous about that. >> can you describe -- you described this to me on kqed news about it a couple weeks ago. these units are almost -- they almost defy belief, the way they're operated and the way they're composed. what are these units actually like on the inside? >> keep in mind pelican bay was opened in 1989, an era when the supermack prisons were proliferating around the country
Jul 15, 2011 7:30pm PDT
governors always vote now because they can. >> belva: the other big controversy was over the salary of presidents in the system and the big raise that one got in san diego. >> exactly. >> belva: how did that all come about at the same time? >> it was amazing. because even as the trustees are raising, and the regions are racing the fees, a uc san diego campus president got a huge race and the uc system, mark larrett, got about a $1 million raise. that's not from state fund. others did get very hefty funds paid for by the state. why they do this, they say, well, these people have worked harder and they've taken on new responsibilities. and when you say that, well, the lower paid workers say, well, haven't we? >> in the market, these individuals in theory could go somewhere else and the system would lose them, right? isn't that the argument? >> harvard university head hunter came knocking on the door of mark larret, ceo of medical center at ucsf. that was the justification, the head hunter knocked on your door. they can't have him leave because he's in the middle of major projects. >>